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Change of name for nursing school

Wednesday 17 May 2017

THE UNIVERSITY of Salford’s School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work And Social Sciences is to change its name.

Students enrolling on the school’s programmes, which includes areas such as Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Social work as well as Nursing and Midwifery, will be under the School of Health And Society from the next academic year.

The name change, which will be effective from September 1 along with a relaunch of the school’s  pages on the University’s   website, is aimed at making the school more recognisable for a wide range of industry partners both in the UK and overseas and showcase its expertise within the Health and Social Care Integration agenda.

The University is one of the largest educator of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in the North West and is set to play a pivotal role in the Devo Manc agenda – in which Greater Manchester’s 10 boroughs will work with NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups to take control of the region’s health and social care budget.

High profile, high tech

The region’s new Metro Mayor Andy Burnham visited the school several times during his election campaign, meeting teaching staff, nursing students, medics training to become advanced practitioners and academic researchers.

The School has recently unveiled a set of high-tech nursing simulation suites to train the next generation of nurses, midwives and counsellors, featuring rooms which are designed to look exactly like hospital wards and which contain electronic manikins operated by specialist technicians from adjoining control rooms.

It also has one of the only immersive simulation rooms used in a British university – featuring a series of cameras projecting realistic images onto three walls and the floor to create a virtual environment. The room can be turned into anything from the back of an ambulance for students entering healthcare professions to the home of a distressed family for those training to become social workers.


Margaret Rowe, Dean of the School, said: “This change of name has come about following analyses and consultation seeking to reflect the changing nature of the courses and professional training that is offered.

“As we face the opportunities presented by the Greater Manchester Devolution project following the election of the first metro mayor, the school seeks to develop closer partnerships with our industry partners and be a beacon in the developing world of health and society.  

“The name change will also make us more recognisable in our international collaborations and ensure that we are the school of choice for applicants seeking the best quality education in health and social care.”